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The Only New Sunscreens Worth Buying

Practice safe sun with the best new sunscreens on the market.

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The Best New Sunscreen: Light and lovely

We get it: Not everyone likes wearing sunscreen (which is why we’re still pushing the “don’t go outside without it” message). But Ombrelle’s new sunscreen pray is a game-changer. The spritz makes it easy to apply and since it’s free from alcohol, fragrance, colorants and comedogenics (which means it won’t clog your pores), you won’t even notice it’s there.

Ombrelle’s Ultra Light Advanced Body Lotion Continuous Spray SPF 60, $20 at pharmacies and mass market retailers. 

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The Best New Sunscreen: Tinted love

Carefree summer days = makeup-free days. For mornings when you just want to roll out of bed and head out into the sunshine, reach for Zorah Biocosmétiques BIO DEF Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30.

Made with argan oil, this tinted and silky formula will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays plus it evens out your complexion and hide any imperfections.  Bonus: this sunscreen is a Canadian-made, fair-trade product.

Zorah Biocosmétiques BIO DEF Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30, $34.99 at    

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The Best New Sunscreen: Break a sweat

When it comes to sweat-resistant sunscreen, it’s important that the formula stays put. After all, nothing’s worse than having sunscreen run into your eyes and sting mid-workout. This hypoallergenic formula stays on strong, no matter how sweaty you get.

Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, $10 at mass, drug and grocery retailers 

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The Best New Sunscreen: Fun in the sun

Protect your pretty face with Sun Bum cream with SPF. With a delish banana-coconut scent, this lightweight sunscreen with aloe and vitamin E will surely become one of your favourites.

Remember: When it comes to applying sunscreen on your face, don’t forget along your hairline, as wells as on your lips, ears and nose. These areas are commonly overlooked, making them more vulnerable to sunburn.

Sun Bum Face Cream SPF 50, $13 at

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The Best New Sunscreen: Roll and go

This La Roche Posay stick sunscreen is just like a blush stick, and you apply it the same way, too. Except, instead of a flush, your skin is left with a pretty sheen. We love that it’s like a protective highlighter.

Best Health tip: Tuck this SPF stick into your purse. Its micro size makes it convenient and easy to reapply.

La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Stick SPF, $21 at la-roche

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The Best New Sunscreen: The natural choice

Made from 98 per cent natually derived ingredients, this is a plant-based formula made specifically for sensitive skin. This non-whitening sunscreen is a bit thicker than most face sunscreens, but don’t let that stop you for choosing this. It absorbs really quickly. And I love that it’s free from petrolatum, parbens, phthalates, silicone and phosphates.

Live Clean Face Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45, $17 at Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart.

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The Best New Sunscreen: Beach babe

Lightweight, non-greasy, this face sunscreen can be substituted for your your daily moisturizer. It’s that a good thing. Once applied, it leaves you with a hydrated glow that smells like that nostalgic, sweet aromatic nutty scent Hawaiian Tropic is known for.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face, $9 at